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The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is committed to releasing as much information about its work as possible, subject to legal or operational issues.  

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Significant updates and new information about the Inquiry are also posted on the Inquiry Twitter account @InquiryCSA

This page will hold copies of all update notes, overview notes, legal documents and press notices issued by the Inquiry team.

Inquiry offers Truth Project sessions to students

15 November 2018

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse is inviting students to come forward to its Truth Project at seven universities - University of Exeter, Liverpool John Moores University, London South Bank University, University of Liverpool, Middlesex University, Newcastle University and Cardiff University.

Inquiry to hold public hearings into the Archdiocese of Birmingham

9 November 2018

The Inquiry is holding five days of public hearings examining the nature and extent of child sexual abuse by individuals associated with the Archdiocese of Birmingham, part of the Roman Catholic Church investigation.

Inquiry publishes financial report for Q2 2017/18

6 November 2018

We have today published our financial report which details the Inquiry’s annual position of expenditure for the 2018-19 financial year up to 30 September 2018.

Inquiry publishes public hearings timetable to February 2020

29 October 2018

The Inquiry has published a timetable of preliminary and public hearings up to February 2020


Inquiry to hold preliminary hearings in five investigations

23 October 2018

Inquiry announces a further five preliminary hearings to be held next week.

125 anonymised accounts of child sexual abuse published on first ever online anthology

16 October 2018

125 anonymised personal accounts detailing child sexual abuse in institutions including schools, the RAF, Scouts and sports clubs have been published online today by the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Inquiry update for public hearings in Notts Councils investigation

11 October 2018

The Inquiry has today published the timetable for the continuation of week 2 of the public hearings in the Nottinghamshire Council investigation.

The third week of hearings will be held between 22 and 26 October, and the timetable for that week will be published next week.

Inquiry announces new arrangements for the Nottinghamshire hearings

5 October 2018

The Inquiry has closed its hearing centre in Pocock Street for urgent repairs due to water damage from the accommodation above.

The Nottinghamshire public hearings have therefore been rearranged at short notice.  The new dates and venues for the hearings are listed below:

Residential Schools investigation opens for core participants

5 October 2018

Applications for core participant status are being invited in phase one of the Inquiry’s Residential Schools investigation

Individuals and organisations that wish to be designated as a core participant in relation to phase one of the Residential Schools investigation are asked to submit their application before 4pm on Friday 9 November 2018.

Inquiry’s Truth Project returns to Nottingham

28 September 2018

The Truth Project is returning to Nottingham in November and December, giving victims and survivors of child sexual abuse the opportunity to share their experiences and put forward recommendations for change in a supportive and confidential setting.

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